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Old 10-02-2008, 01:12 PM
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Anyone have any pics of a completed build yet???
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Old 10-02-2008, 05:48 PM
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The street price for the MBX6 appears to be in the $550 range.... not bad when you look at where K has the MP9 price listed

Finished my car last weekend, the build was great. Very impressed with the cars design...just need to finish breaking in the motor for some track time this weekend
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Old 10-02-2008, 05:56 PM
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too my 6 for a maiden voyage on the track at altoona raceway tonight. it was awesome, my fastest lap on the current layout was 8 tenths faster than my previous best on this layout. I built the stock setup, pretty meticulously. only thing I'm not crazy about is it looks like the ackerman doesn clear the front upper arms at full droop, but given the amount of steering it has, you definitely don't need full droop. this thing turns on a dime, way more steering than the 8ight. i am going to change from 450 in the rear shocks to 400 or 350 and go to a long wheelbase. The rear end is a little loose. also going to try moving the rear inner camber link to the low inside position to settle down the rear end. but all in all the car is awesome, accelerates and jumps better than the x5r. The build was outstanding, parts quality is unmatched. I actually turned my steering expo down for the first time ever in 1/8th racing! using a JR 9000 high speed digital servo, lightening quick response. My setup is os speed, os pipe two jr 9100s digital servos. You guys are going to be pleased!
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Old 10-02-2008, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by thewholeyearinn
too my 6 for a maiden voyage on the track at altoona raceway tonight. it was awesome, my fastest lap on the current layout was 8 tenths faster than my previous best on this layout. I built the stock setup, pretty meticulously. only thing I'm not crazy about is it looks like the ackerman doesn clear the front upper arms at full droop, but given the amount of steering it has, you definitely don't need full droop. this thing turns on a dime, way more steering than the 8ight. i am going to change from 450 in the rear shocks to 400 or 350 and go to a long wheelbase. The rear end is a little loose. also going to try moving the rear inner camber link to the low inside position to settle down the rear end. but all in all the car is awesome, accelerates and jumps better than the x5r. The build was outstanding, parts quality is unmatched. I actually turned my steering expo down for the first time ever in 1/8th racing! using a JR 9000 high speed digital servo, lightening quick response. My setup is os speed, os pipe two jr 9100s digital servos. You guys are going to be pleased!
When you say the rear end was a bit loose, did you mean it was bumpy/twitchy or does the rear end come around a bit too easy?
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Old 10-02-2008, 07:31 PM
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You should try it with 350 rear and 400 front oil before you change anything else. The kit comes w/ 450 but every setup I've seen up till now calls for the 400/350 combination like the 5r liked. That should make a big difference.
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Old 10-03-2008, 06:07 AM
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Does anyone know if the 5R and 6 servo saver are interchangable?
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Old 10-03-2008, 06:27 AM
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the rear end came around a bit to easily under accleration. I changed to a long wheel base and I'm going to move the shocks f and r in to the middle hole on the tower.
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Old 10-03-2008, 06:29 AM
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servo saver is a little different on the 6

I did change to 400 in the rear already, will go to 350 rear 400 front, thanks!

don't get me wrong guys, even with stock setup which i felt was not ideal, this is the best buggy I've ever driven, and I've had em all at one time or another!

totally awesome mugen!!!!!
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Old 10-03-2008, 08:31 AM
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My X6 just walked into my office thanks to Eddie Gunn at Full Throttle Hobbies!! I cant even put it together till tuesday since im going out of town!!
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Old 10-03-2008, 09:05 AM
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Got some footage of Doug Meyers' MBX6 in action Thursday Night at the Altoona Raceway:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4dsAoIWt00

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtnXeYcqRuM

http://www.altoonaraceway.com/TRACK.html

Awesome Buggy!
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Old 10-03-2008, 02:15 PM
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Anyone had problems with pipes fitting, i tried a jp-2 and it hangs out to far.
The Axe 2050 is ok but still sits hard up against the stoneguards,
concered that its going to destroy bodies quick.
Pic of what im up to so far.
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Old 10-03-2008, 02:27 PM
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Braz,

Keiffer's 6 looked good last night, had heaps of steering... he could rail those 90 degree corners at speed and turn under me easily. I think the 450 wt oil is too heavy for the rear end as he was saying it was taily.
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Old 10-03-2008, 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted by thewholeyearinn
The rear end is a little loose
What diff oil did you use in the rear?, i noticed the manual suggests #2000 as a starting point

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Old 10-04-2008, 02:39 PM
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a couple of issues I noted during my build:

- If you do not use an on/off switch (which is not provided) it is a pain in the butt to unplug the battery from the Rx. (You have to unscrew part of the radio tray)

Pipes do not fit well. They stick out on the side.

The ackerman? arm thingie binds on the upper arms when they are fully extended (ie in the air)

And I just want to say.... I miss the one piece engine mount!

The fact I have to buy more air filters cause these are different (lol yes that is whining)

Other than that... the fit and finish are so perfect it is almost scary (how close everything is)
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Old 10-04-2008, 04:22 PM
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Can you use the one-piece motor mount from the 5R PROSPEC ?
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